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About me

I am an experienced Adlerian practitioner, trainer and life coach. I offer a wide range of approaches and methods which we can use in conjunction with Classical Adlerian therapy.  We can work together to create a solution-focused package that is ideally tailored to your needs, designed to remove the obstacles which often stand in the way of self-acceptance and contentment.  All therapy is client lead and collaborative in nature, allowing for a productive relationship aimed at helping you to achieve your goals and develop more useful behaviors.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Adlerian Counselling (ASOW) an Adlerian Training Certificate (ASOW) and a Certificate in Adlerian Family Counselling (BAT) and an NVQ Level 3 Promoting Independence. 

I also have my own specific areas of research interest and am undergoing a continuous process of professional training and development.

I have worked for many years with all kind of disorders and mental and emotional health issues, I currently have a general private practice but have also worked with other agencies in providing support for people with specific issues.
I work as a counselling and psychotherapy trainer with the Adlerian society of Wales on their Intro, certificate, and Diploma courses in Adlerian Psychology
I sit on the council for individual psychology (ASIIP) (UK)
and also on the training committee for individual psychology (IIP) (UK)
I am also a trustee of the UK society for individual psychology and the Adlerian Society of Wales.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have particular experience/interest in work relating to issues around Self-actualization, Self-realization, The spiritual path, Religious and Existential issues.


£45.00 per session

Additional information

The first session is really about finding out what kind of support you require and evaluating whether you feel it would be useful for us to work together. In this first session, we will cover some basic information and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions that may help you to decide whether this approach is going to work for you.  At the end of this session, we will have a basic picture of what kind of things we might need to look at in order to obtain the improvements you desire.

Sessions are 50 minutes

Individual sessions £45
Couples Sessions £65

When I work

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Further information

“Every human being longs to be happy because happiness is our true nature”

Often we experience a feeling that in some way, life could be more joyful, more fulfilling, or more peaceful.  That we could be experiencing a much deeper level of contentment. Many of us spend our lives waiting for ‘life to be right so that we can be happy’ perhaps without realizing it or without understanding why things sometimes seem not to improve despite all our efforts.

Our difficulties may be with our family and loved ones or be connected with fulfilling our potential in our career and occupation, or perhaps with feelings of conflict, loneliness, and a lack of connection and friendship in our social life. Perhaps we have never managed to allocate an hour a week to just looking at our life’s situation, our problems, our hopes, our dreams.

BUT, whatever the issue, the remedy may be closer than we think.

We might have an idea about what the problem is but sometimes the solution may be difficult to pinpoint without the help of a trained professional to help us. Sometimes it may be because part of the problem lies within our unconscious. It may be that on some level we are still carrying limiting beliefs or familiar negative feelings from long ago which are no longer serving us.

There are many different forms of therapy, many methods, theories, and practices, because as human beings we are all different and unique, and an approach that may have limited benefit for one person might be ideally suited to someone else.

Adlerian therapy is designed to start with the issue as it presents itself in our life, and uses extremely powerful but gentle, well-proven techniques to uncover the true nature of our discontent. We can then use these valuable insights to re-shape our lives in ways that are more in alignment with what it is that we truly desire.

“The truth will set you free” -Effective therapy will undoubtedly improve your quality of life but this improvement may also come with the following additional side effects: increased self-acceptance, greater contentment, joy, inner peace, better relationships, increased circle of friends, a feeling of belonging, deeper intimacy, becoming more charismatic, better self-esteem and healthier family and work connections.

56 St. James Street, Narberth, Sir Benfro, SA67 7DA

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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